Very dark screens when using older DisplayLink adapter (GPU emulation issue?)



  • Hey there, I've been a happy f.lux user for a few years now :)

    I recently hooked up a third monitor to my laptop using an older DisplayLink adapter. Since then f.lux behaves differently: when f.lux is enabled the three screens are dimmed quite a lot. They are way darker then they used to be. The cursor is a bright white though (the "Software mouse cursor" setting fixes this).

    I guess the cause might be that f.lux switched to GPU emulation mode as stated in the F.A.Q. in order to work with my older DisplayLink adapter?

    I tried installing the latest DisplayLink driver and configured the "EnableGammaRamp"setting in the registry. Afterwards f.lux was back to normal on my 2 directly connected screens and the "Software mouse cursor" setting wasn't needed anymore. But now f.lux wouldn't work on the DisplayLink screen. Setting "EnableGammaRamp" to false reverts this and all 3 screens are very dark again.

    When I disconnect the DisplayLink adapter everything works fine again.

    Is there anything I can do about this issue?

    Here's the Driver Info Output:

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    Driver info
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    DisplayLink 9.3.3324.0: DisplayLink USB Device (20200416)
    Intel Corporation 9.17.10.4459: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 (20160519)
    
    PnP-Monitor (Standard), 376 x 301mm, built 2007
    Chromaticities: 
      R=0.639648 0.339844
      G=0.290039 0.610352
      B=0.139648 0.070313
      W=0.309570 0.330078
      sRGB gamut: 93%, AdobeRGB gamut: 65%
    
    PnP-Monitor (Standard), 531 x 299mm, built 2010
    Chromaticities: 
      R=0.639648 0.339844
      G=0.290039 0.609375
      B=0.139648 0.069336
      W=0.309570 0.330078
      sRGB gamut: 93%, AdobeRGB gamut: 65%
    
    PnP-Monitor (Standard), 309 x 173mm, built 2009
    Chromaticities: 
      R=0.620117 0.339844
      G=0.330078 0.570313
      B=0.150391 0.599609
      W=0.313477 0.329102
      sRGB gamut: 89%, AdobeRGB gamut: 77%
    
    Monitor 1 on Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000: VCGT=0 gamma=1
    Monitor 2 on Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000: VCGT=0 gamma=1
    Monitor 3 on DisplayLink USB Device: VCGT=0 gamma=0
    
    Windows Build: 18363.900
    
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    OK   
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